Expert opinion and insight
Expert opinion and explainer pieces, written by our Chief Executive, members our policy team as well as other experts from across the housing sector.
In its first week since the summer recess, the Welsh Parliament has seen the private rented sector (PRS) and housing take centre stage, at least for those who follow its proceedings closely. In this blog, NRLA policy officer Calum Davies explains more.
Landlords will be able to apply for Green Homes Grants, in the form of vouchers, from the end of September. The grants will enable landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their rental properties. NRLA policy officer Gavin Dick explains more about the scheme, and how landlords can apply for a grant.
On Friday 28th September the Government announced significant changes to the required notice periods for Section 21 and Section 8 notices. In this blog, James Wood, NRLA Senior Policy Officer explains what landlords need to know.
NRLA Wales policy officer Calum Davies writes about the latest on the NRLA's campaigning in Wales including the recent win on Tenant Saver Loans and the Shadow Housing Minister in the country backing the NRLA's calls.
The NRLA has heard from many landlords across the country who have shared how the extension of the evictions ban will affect them. We have also heard from some tenants about this issue. In this blog, renter Colin explains why he wants to see the eviction ban lifted.
The courts will be reopening to hear possession cases from 24thÂ August, marking an end to the five-month long closure.Â The NRLA commissioned an independent survey of tenants in England and Wales, which found that 95 percent had either continued to pay their rent as usual, or had come to an arrangement with their landlord about payment.
Temporary courts are being opened to deal with the backlog of eviction cases created by coronavirus. Chief Executive Ben Beadle explains how NRLA campaigning has brought about real change.
NRLA Wales Policy Officer, Tim Thomas, took part in a housing roundtable with experts and housing leaders organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru.
The Court of Appeal gave judgment in the important Welsh case of Jarvis v Evans last week.Unlicensed landlords in Wales cannot serve a Section 8 or a Section 21 notice and need a (licensed) agent or solicitor to do this for them. In this blog, NRLA legal Counsel David Smith writes about the ruling and the implications for landlords in Wales.
At the beginning of March, before the lockdown was announced in England and Wales, our Wales policy officer, Tim Thomas, took up the opportunity to visit a job centre on Charles Street, Cardiff, a busy centre that serves the diverse needs of the Welsh capital. Here Tim writes about what he took away from the visit.